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(Updated for 2015!) Playing With Language

Previous “Teach” lesson plans that fit this mold:

“Poetry: Non-Traditional Forms”
“A Lesson on Body Image, Mood, and Point of View”
“A Lesson on Inference”
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(Updated for 2015!) Reading for and Writing to a Theme

Previous “Teach” lesson plans that fit this mold:

“A Lesson on Crossing Cultures Through Fiction”
“A Lesson on Body Image”
“A Lesson on Inference”

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(Updated for 2015!) Thinking About and Experimenting With Technique

Previous lesson plans that fit this mold:

“Poetry: Non-Traditional Forms”
“The Writing Process Made Real”
“A Lesson on Body Image, Mood, and Point of View”
“Dress for Success: How to be a Left-Brained Writer”
“Blogging: Reaching Your Target Audience”

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About the YARN Toolbox

Hello Teachers,

Thanks for coming to the Teach section of YARN. As we mentioned in our first letter to you in this section, the YARN editors are also teachers and we understand just how useful a completely prepared lesson plan can be […]

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Teachers! This is for you.

Writer’s Digest Books, the publisher of YARN editor Kerri’s “This Is Not a Writing Manual,” has just released a Teacher’s Edition PDF with FREE new content she has designed especially for teachers.

The TS is more than 30 pages of new material, including Kerri’s 5 favorite lesson plans, Workshop Ground Rules, a Guide to Forming a Teen Writing Group, and a Reader’s Guide to TINAWM […]

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Making Readers Feel Pain: Pain in Nonfiction

In this lesson, students will examine multiple essays dealing with different types of pain, discuss how the writers incorporate emotion into their work, and explore how writing can help confront and address personal struggles.

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YARN Visits Japan (Writing with a sense of place)

This lesson combines a freeform discussion exploring Japan’s unique influence on YA literature with an exploration of the significance of setting for writers and readers.

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Two Little Red Ridings

This lesson will introduce students to two very different retellings of the classic fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood,” one by YARN discovery Hanna Howard and the other by award-winning novelist Cecil Castellucci, author of “Book Proof,” “Beige,” and many other books for young adults. […]

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New Lesson Plan: Random Word Challenge

In this lesson, students will be introduced to a Printz- and Morris-Award winning novelist, John Corey Whaley; those who already know him and his book will be tickled to read his poetry. They will learn a method of jump-starting their own creative writing in a low-stakes […]

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Lesson Plan for Family Gatherings Contest–Or any Creative Non-Fiction Unit

Dear Teachers,

The prompt for the Figment-YARN Family Gatherings Essay Contest is “Write a nonfiction essay in 2000 words or fewer about a memorable family gathering. It could be a holiday, a wedding, a party, but it MUST include a teen or young adult.” […]

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Poetry: Non-Traditional Forms

Benefits:
Students will read three poems by Erik DeLapp;be engaged in National Poetry Month (April); use critical reading skills and in-text support to discuss the form of the poems; compose their own non-traditional poems; have the option to submit their writing to YARN. […]

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